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National Book Awards Winners

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2018 Awards

The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Sigrid Nunez for The Friend.

The Friend
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
The Poet X
Indecency
The Emissary

2018 Man Booker Prize Winner

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Milkman: A Novel
Milkman: A Novel

by Anna Burns

The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is Anna Burns for Milkman, a darkly humorous novel set in 1970s Northern Ireland.

2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Andrew Sean Greer for his novel Less

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

2017 B&N Discover Award Winners

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Our Prestigious Writing Award

Congratulations to the 2017 Discover Award winners: Patty Yumi Cottrell for Sorry to Disrupt the Peace and Jessica Bruder for Nomadland. See all Winners & Finalists.

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (Barnes & Noble Discover Award Winner)
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century (Barnes & Noble Discover Award Winner)

2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the British author Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954). The Academy noted that Ishiguro, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Read our interview in the B&N Review

Never Let Me Go
The Remains of the Day
The Buried Giant